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ttcbj · 2019-09-25 · Original thread
Brian Greene's 'Fabric of the Cosmos'[1] has some great explanations of space and time and their relationship.

If you are very interested, I highly recommend Carlo Rovelli's 'The Order of Time.'[2]

And 'Your Brain is a Time Machine'[3], though I ultimately found it unsatisfying, goes directly at the apparent contradiction between our sense of the 'flow' of time, and the implications of general relativity. Although it doesn't have an answer, it states the problem clearly, and has a lot of other interesting facts about our perceptions of time.

Rovelli has also given some interesting talks on YouTube.




jarradhope · 2014-09-28 · Original thread
Just tried finding this book you recommended.

I think it's "The Fabric of the Cosmos"

kayoone · 2011-02-21 · Original thread
Why ? Someone states its Brian Greene in the comments => because that passage is actually in there somewhere.
If I may ask a related question, I recently read the book "The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality", which is targeted to an audience of non-specialists too.

Do you happen to know it, and do you happen to have an opinion about the accuracy of it? It appears to be genuinely accurate, but I have reference to know this is true.

From :

"Assuming an audience of non-specialists, Greene has set himself a daunting task: to explain non-intuitive, mathematical concepts like String Theory, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, and Inflationary Cosmology with analogies drawn from common experience. For the most part, he succeeds."

brown9-2 · 2009-08-11 · Original thread
I know this doesn't answer your question since you asked about math in general, but in case anyone ever starts a "Best Physics books for complete noobie?" thread I'd like to go ahead and suggest Brian Greene's "Fabric of the Cosmos":

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